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The view from the road : an alternate route through Hawaii's history

Duensing, Dawn Elizabeth


This thesis examines the evolution of Hawaii's road system from the 1830s until 1941. It argues that Hawaii's modernization and development was primarily driven by the haole (Caucasian) elite. It explores the politics and processes that facilitated road development, while considering the local and national interests that influenced highway construction in the islands. It explains how determined civic leaders accessed the financial resources, engineering expertise, and technology necessary to...[Show more]

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